No one likes Senator Ted Cruz, not even members of his own party. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) once said that “if you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you.” Late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) called him a “wacko bird” and former Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) called him a “jackass.” It’s clear that Cruz is not all that popular with his colleagues.
Pop punk pioneers Green Day are putting U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on blast with a neon profanity-laced banner spotted on several stops of their European tour. https://t.co/THrHyXAVxp
— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) June 13, 2022
He’s not anymore popular with those he doesn’t work with, either. At a European concert, Green Day rolled out a new banner for their concert that said “f*ck Ted Cruz.”
The Daily Dot reports that:
‘Considering the timing of the sentiment, it’s likely that this particular anti-Ted Cruz message comes as a response to the Republican’s continued allegiance to the National Rifle Association and his abysmal stance on gun control in the wake of the Uvalde elementary school shooting that left so many children dead.’
A fan at the concert snapped the photo, but the band has not yet commented during the response by the public. However, it is clear that the disgust for Cruz isn’t just a fact here in the United States, but across the world.
After the Uvalde shooting recently that took the lives of nine children, Cruz was confronted by an angry citizen, furious about the lack of response by elected officials like Cruz and the rest of the Republicans. Cruz could be seen smirking and waggling his fingers in goodbye as the man was dragged away, dismissing the man’s obvious pain.
The banner does not mark the first time that Green Day has waded into the political discourse in the U.S. Their song “American Idiot” was a direct reference to President George W. Bush.
Twitter had a lot to say about the banner unfurled by Green Day at their latest concerts. Read some of their comments below: